Ownership & Board Of Directors

PaR Systems Ownership

PaR Systems, LLC, began business in 1961 and today is owned by the Pohlad family companies. These two Minnesota organizations joined forces to advance the growing field of automation and robotic applications. The Pohlad family’s operating companies include United Properties, NorthMarq Capital and Carousel Motor Group amongst others, and span several industries, including the automotive, real estate investment and development, radio and media, high-end jewelry and commercial real estate finance industries. The Pohlad family also owns Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins. The Pohlad family and PaR share the same high expectations and values. The Pohlad family partners with PaR’s management to provide capital and strategic support to help accelerate our company growth. To see the list of other operating companies in the Pohlad group, visit http://www.pohladcompanies.com/.

PaR Systems Board of Directors

Robert Pohlad

Bob's responsibilities, since 2010, focus primarily on oversight of the Pohlad family operating companies, which includes PaR Systems among many others. He also serves, along with his brothers, on the Pohlad Family Foundation.

Graduating in 1976 from Arizona State University Bob began a 35 year career in the family's Pepsi-Cola businesses. Beginning in Tulsa, OK and continuing in Portland, OR and then returning to Minneapolis he became, in 1998, Chairman and CEO of PepsiAmericas. It grew to become the second largest Pepsi Bottler in the world and in 2010 was acquired by PepsiCo. In 2015 Bob was elected to the Board of Directors of PepsiCo. Previously Bob has served on the Board of Visitors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Breck School, the board of MPR and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Currently he is Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Albert J. Colianni

Bert Colianni has been with the Pohlad family companies since 1982 when he began work as a controller in the Marquette Financial Companies (MFC) banking organization. Since 2008, Bert has served as CEO and director of Marquette Companies, a holding company for various Pohlad operating companies. Prior to joining the Pohlad organization, Bert was an audit manager for Coopers & Lybrand in Minneapolis.

Bert maintains extensive commitments supporting the Twin Cities community, currently serving on the boards of Greater MSP and the Minneapolis Club. He also serves on the board of Optum Bank, an industrial bank subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. He has served as board chair of the University Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation, Breck School Board of Trustees, the Downtown Council of Minneapolis, CommonBond Communities, and as a board member for the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and The Trust for Public Land. Bert graduated in 1976 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a BBS in comprehensive public accounting. He received his C.P.A. certificate in 1978.

Thomas O. Pohlad

Tom Pohlad joined the family business after graduating from Boston College in 2002. Prior to joining Carousel Motor Group in 2010, Tom held a number of roles spanning family owned businesses in Commercial Real Estate, Major League Baseball and Pepsi Bottling. Once Tom joined Carousel, he held several positions including General Manager Porsche of Minneapolis and Audi Minneapolis. Tom assumed the role of President and COO in 2016.

Mark Wrightsman

Mark Wrightsman has served as PaR president and chief executive officer since 1999. Prior to joining PaR, he led five other very technical businesses, including two global businesses of more than $300 million in annual revenues. Mr. Wrightsman began his career at General Electric in 1980 and served there in various engineering, product management, account management and business leadership assignments. Before joining PaR, he led Unisys Corporation's 1,500-person European organization of finance, human resources, legal, procurement, information systems and facilities shared services, and previously also led a business for SPX Corporation. In addition to serving on various volunteer boards, Mr. Wrightsman currently serves on the board of Vital Simulations, a high technology training company focused in the Life Sciences/Medical markets. Mark graduated in 1980 from the University of Florida with a BS in Nuclear Engineering and then received his MBA from the University of Santa Clara, CA in 1983.

John D. (Jack) Fuller

Jack Fuller is currently a member of the board of directors for PaR Systems. He is also currently serving as an independent director on the board of GSE Systems headquartered in Baltimore MD.

Jack was previously the Chairman/CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), a global alliance of GE and Hitachi headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. Jack spent the majority of his career working in the GE Aircraft Engine business, in the Information Technology sector, as well as the Aerospace and Power Generation/Nuclear business segments. Since retiring in 2011, Jack served as an independent director of Ozz Clean Energy, headquartered in Toronto Canada; he has served as an advisor for Holtec International relative to strategic aspects of the global nuclear industry and has served on the board of Upwind Solutions, a renewable wind power startup headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Jack continues to play an active role in local community leadership positions, spending 10 years on the Board of New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, serving his final two years as Chairman of the Board. He is currently board President of Plantation Village, a local not for profit retirement community. Jack is involved with the Girls Leadership academy implementation in Wilmington, as well as the Cape Fear Community College foundation. Jack is a native of northern Ohio and graduated in 1972 from Miami University with a Bachelor degree in Aeronautics/Math.

Brian Wenger

Brian Wenger is currently a member of the board of directors for Pohlad Companies and PaR Systems. Brian serves as an advisor to many local community organizations as well as a variety of national companies, with headquarters in the Twin Cities. From 2014 to 2017, Brian was the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Optum, Inc., a leading health care services company. He oversaw all legal matters for the company, played a central role in developing and guiding Optum's strategic growth initiatives and participates in key enterprise initiatives across UnitedHealth Group.

Prior to joining Optum, Brian served as general counsel and corporate secretary of PepsiAmericas and also served as chair of the prominent Midwest-based law firm, Briggs and Morgan, where he practiced for more than 25 years, gaining expertise in healthcare, sports teams, finance, intellectual property, contracts, taxation, employee relations, governance and corporate strategy. Brian graduated in 1983 from Marquette University with a Bachelor's degree and then received his law degree from Villanova University School of Law J.D.

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